MANILA (UPDATE) - Kairi "Kairi" Rayosdesol, the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang wunderkind who led Onic PH to a world championship 2nd place run, is the latest to depart from the team, the squad confirmed Sunday.
This, after the squad announced that Mico "Micophobia" Quitlong, head coach Denver "Yeb" Miranda, and veteran Ian "Beemo" Sergio were packing their bags and leaving the squad.
The 16-year-old Kairi, often dubbed as "The Future" for his mechanical skills and versatility as a core and utility jungler, is rumored to take his services to Onic PH's mother team in Indonesia, according to a June 24 report by Tiebreaker Times.
Onic Indonesia, touted as one of the dominant forces in Southeast Asian ML:BB, is coming out of an early exit in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Southeast Asia cup.
Kairi racked a league-high tally of 197 kills in Season 9 of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League, when the squad ended their campaign at 4th place.
At the time, he averaged 4.10 kills, racking up a 4.18 kill-death-assist ratio.
Kairi, then called Fullclip, transferred to Onic Philippines from Blacklist International in late 2020 through a trade that included dynamic duo Danerie James "Wise" Del Rosario and Johnmar "OhMyV33nus" Villaluna.
After ending his first season with Onic PH at 5th to 8th place, Kairi steered the squad to a Season 8 Grand Finals appearance in MPL - Philippines, securing an appearance to the M3 World Championships in Singapore in the process, the franchise's second in 3 installments.
They were one of the favored teams to win at the time after a dominant run in the upper bracket to secure the first Grand Finals slot. However, they ended at 2nd place against Blacklist International in an all-Filipino Grand Finals showdown.